CAMDENTON, MO – Police have charged a woman with first degree assault and armed criminal action after she slit her baby’s throat. This came months after she told a minister she was possessed by demons and was afraid she was going to hurt her daughter.
According to the probable cause statement, Tyler Tebrock called police to report that his mother, 39-year-old Bradie Simpson, and his 9-month-old sister were missing. He was concerned because he had found blood and a bloody knife in his mother’s bedroom.
Police searched the area and would find Simpson holding her blood-soaked baby in some woods nearby a few hours later. The infant was unresponsive, suffering from a neck wound and Simpson would not say a word to police.
They were both rushed to the hospital where the baby underwent emergency surgery and is expected to make a full recovery. Doctors say that had it not been for the cold weather and the quick responses of all involved, the little girl would have probably died.
So far no motive has been given, but police did find a plastic baggie and two spoons in her room, one of which tested positive for heroin. There’s also the fact that at one point, Simpson thought she was demon possessed.
Last October, Simpson walked into First Baptist Church of Camdenton and handed the pastor her baby telling him that she was possessed by demons and feared she would kill her baby.
“She more or less just tossed her baby into my arms and said, ‘Tie me down, tie me up’ and said ‘Possession, possession,’” Rev. Bob Aubuchon said. ”Then she said, ‘I’m being demon possessed,’ and about that time, she put her hand over her mouth and wouldn’t say anything else,” Aubuchon added.
He decided that some
mumbo jumbo prayer and saying abracadabra quoting scripture was the best way of to help Simpson in her time of need, but Simpson grabbed her baby back from the crazy man and left.